Young man shoots online proposal at Elon Musk, says he knows how to sell Tesla well in Africa

Young man shoots online proposal at Elon Musk, says he knows how to sell Tesla well in Africa

- A young Kenyan entrepreneur has pitched a business idea online hoping to get Elon Musk's attention

- Kabuu Kihara told the billionaire that he knows how he can get his Tesla car into the Africa market

- Netizens have been encouraging him to keep pitching with some tagging the rich investor on the post

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A Kenyan man identified as Kabuu Kihara has pitched an online proposal at Elon Musk on how the billionaire can invest his Tesla company in Africa.

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The young entrepreneur explained to the world's second-richest man that he has an idea of how his car company can venture into the African market at affordable prices.

Kenyan man shoots online proposal at billionaire Elon Musk over Tesla
Elon Musk during a past interview. Photo: John Raoux.
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This is what Kihara posted on his Twitter page.

''Hey @elonmusk, I am an entrepreneur based in Kenya. I have a great proposal on how Tesla can break into the African market while still keeping the prices of the vehicles relatively affordable. This is me shooting my shot, I hope to hear from you.''

The tweep also tagged the two companies owned by Musk under his post just to ensure that the post does not go unnoticed.

Social media users also camped on his post with some pleading on his behalf that the Tesla boss gives his idea a shot.

However, there were others who tried to discourage the businessman by saying that Musk his yet to invest his companies in Africa despite being born in Africa.

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Here are some of the comments from the young entrepreneur's post.

@Zackybeta said:

''He is from South Africa where their capacity to buy new vehicles is normal and regular. Tesla has not ventured there, as a token of appreciation as their 'son'. I am not trashing your proposal, just shoot.''

@LawiNjeremani commented:

''Good move. Consider the Kenyan taxman who still views Electronic Vehicles (EVs) as "luxury" cars. You may also need to lobby parliament for laws enabling EVs to compete with the ICE big money.''

@Lillywanjala added:

''Keep shooting. There will just be one day...God's speed.''

@TrackTheCorrupt said:

@MarabaDavid said:

''They are yet to satisfy the demand in the western countries to bother with a continent still struggling with the basics.''

@kingedwin7 advised:

''Bro get a working prototype these guys do not listen to proposals and great ideas. Just from the companies he has guess how many world changing ideas musk has in his head. Get something working and he might come to you.''

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk overtook Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world after his electric vehicle manufacturing company's stock rose by 4.7% on Tuesday, February 23.

Musk's net worth increased by $7.8 billion (N2,973,750,000,000) and the billionaire businessman is now worth $183.8 billion (N70,042,504,000,000.01), while Bezos' net worth stands at $182.4 billion (N69,508,992,000,000.01).


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


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